September 29 - The Summit Racing E.T. Racing Series resumed on Sunday after a week off for the Bracket Finals in Numidia PA. Reigning Street Money Champion Steve English went bounty hunting on Sunday and jumped up to the Pro class for a crack at the $1,500-to-win purse in a special race honoring recently passed George Cannellos. The Cannellos family joined Steve in the Winner Circle in the photo above. George was the regular pilot of the Dodge Charger R/T running in the Pro division for years at ESTA. He will be sorely missed by all who knew this great man.
Steve went on to defeat rising young gun Tyler BeDell in a double breakout Street Money final to complete is double win weekend. Details of their final round is posted below.
It was all dragsters in the Super Pro final round as Steve Doss held off Carl Drake Jr. to score the win. Steve had a .524 to .532 starting line advantage and used every bit of it by running 7.610 at 169.21 mph on his 7.59 dial to hold off Carl who ran 7.760 at 174.47 mph on his 7.74 dial in. Bob Belvick was the semifinalist.
Today we honored the memory of longtime racer George Cannellos who passed away earlier this year. George competed at the track in a variety of classes and was very well liked by all that knew him. As part of the tribute there was some sponsor money donated to the Pro class that guaranteed $1,500 to win and in the end it was Steve English who normally runs in our Street Class taking home the extra cash in his ’82 Cutlass. Steve stopped many time winner Mike LaRose who was in his ’69 GTX with a .553 initiated, 12.667 at 106.64 mph run on his 12.68 dial in. Mike had a .561 r.t. and ran further under his 10.18 dial in with a 10.143 at 131.56 mph effort. Anthony Zangari was the semifinalist.
Pro MX action saw Ryan Orizino on his ’01 Arctic Cat slip by Dennis Boston on his ’97 Ski-Doo to take the win. Dennis held a .516 to .542 reaction time advantage, but ran off his 9.66 dial in with a 9.739 at 127.08 mph, while Ryan ran a 9.445 at 119.32 mph on his 9.40 for the win. Jim Collins was the semifinalist.
Street Money saw Steve English collect his second win of the event by stopping the up and coming Tyler BeDell who was driving his Auto Care at Split Rock sponsored Buick Regal. Both drivers ran under their dial ins, but it was Steve’s 12.687 at 105.13 mph run on his 12.70 with his .522 r.t. taking care of Tyler’s .567 initiated, 13.072 at 102.98 mph run on his 13.09 dial in. Paige DeSalvo and Jessica DeSiato were the semifinalists.
Don Leppard wheeled his ’87 Camaro the Modified win when he defeated Rich Golley in his ’70 Nova. Both drivers red lighted, but Rich did it first with his handicapped head start and ran a 12.63 at 103.64 on his 12.70 dial in. Don ran an 11.939 at 101.18 mph on his 10.82 dial for the win. Don Austin was the semifinalist.
Kurt Hagen in his ’11 Camaro got a gift in the Street Trophy final round when opponent Jim Helch broke his Mustang. Jim held a huge .589 to .814 advantage, but something went awry and he could only run a 16.36 on his 14.60 dial in which allowed Kurt to win with his 12.80 at 99.12 mph run on his 12.68 dial in. Bruce Arbes and Jon Ingraham were semifinalists.
Ryan Yarah won the Bike/Sled Trophy class today riding his ’09 Suzuki to a great .504 reaction and he ran a 9.460 at 132.67 mph on his 9.35 dial in. Ryan Orizino had a .633 light and ran under his 9.60 dial with a 9.521 at 127.81 mph runner up effort. David Ashby was the semifinalist.
Jr. Dragster racing saw a pair of 2013 Mike Bos cars meeting in the final round. Dunham Hall drove his around Ron Klein Jr. with a .513 initiated, 7.933 at 79.92 mph run on his 7.90 dial in to beat Ron who matched his 7.92 dial in with a 7.927 at 82.24 mph runner up effort. Casey Bedell was the semifinalist.
By Pete DeSalvo Jr.
|Win||Steve Doss||Dragster||.524||7.610, 169.21||7.59|
|R-Up||Carl Drake Jr.||Dragster||.532||7.760, 174.47||
|Win||Steve English||'82 Cutlass||.553||12.667, 106.64||12.68|
|R-Up||Mike LaRose||'69 GTX||.561||10.143, 134.56||
|Win||Ryan Orizino||'01 Arctic Cat||.542||9.445, 119.32||9.40|
|R-Up||Dennis Boston Jr.||'97 Ski-doo||.516||9.739, 127.08||
|Win||Steve English||'82 Cutlass||.522||12.687, 105.13||12.70|
|R-Up||Tyler BeDell||'85 Regal||.567||13.072, 102.98||
|Win||Don Leppard||'87 Camaro||.352||11.939, 101.18||10.82|
|R-Up||Rich Golley||'70 Nova||.495||12.635, 103.64||12.70|
|Win||Kurt Hagen||'11 Camaro||.814||12.807, 99.12||12.68|
|R-Up||Jim Helch||'04 Mustang||.589||16.36, 69.77||14.60|
|Win||Ryan Yarah||'09 Suzuki||.504||9.460, 132.67||9.35|
|R-Up||Ryan Orizino||'01 Arctic Cat||.633||9.521, 127.81||9.60|
|Win||Dunham Hall||'13 Bos||.513||7.933, 79.92||7.90|
|R-Up||Ron Klein Jr.||'13 Bos||.541||7.927, 82.24||7.92|